Samsung launches Galaxy enterprise edition with UK focus
Samsung has unveiled the enterprise edition of its Galaxy smartphone in the UK, with a plethora of enterprise-flavoured options promised from security to firmware over-the-air.
The launch will see the Galaxy Enterprise Edition become available on the Note10, S10, S10e, A50, A40 and XCover 4s variants, with more variants being announced later in the year.
The enterprise-focused devices are themed towards deployment across a workforce. Features include Knox Configure, whereby phones and tablets can be remotely configured in bulk and tailored and customised accordingly, as well as an easier process to manage enterprise firmware over-the-air (E-FOTA), including the ability to remotely update the operating system across the entire Samsung fleet.
Protection is the name of the game in terms of support as well as for the device itself; the Galaxy Enterprise Edition comes with an extended product lifecycle and four years of regular firmware updates. The enhanced support lasts for three years, and includes responses guaranteed by the next business day.
Yet this does not quite tell the full story; for the S Series and Note Series, firmware updates will be available monthly for the first three years and then quarterly for the final year.
“More business, less work; that’s the commitment we make to businesses when they sign up for Samsung’s Enterprise Edition devices,” said Conor Pierce, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland corporate VP in a statement. “The fact is, workforces are becoming more fluid and flexible and mobile technology solutions are becoming ever critical to maintain team connectivity and communication.
“We’re so excited to bring the new Samsung Galaxy Enterprise Edition to market at a time when businesses are looking to drive down costs and drive up productivity,” added Pierce. “Our out-of-the-box solutions mean customers can easily set up and run an enterprise mobile ecosystem without hassle.”
Samsung’s commitment to the enterprise market is evident; as this publication reported in August, Samsung’s SDS America branch secured a key certification for its enterprise mobility management (EMM) offering.
Customers looking at the Galaxy’s enterprise edition include Merseyside Police, for whom the introduction allowed them to ‘plan for the future in confidence.’ The California Fire Department is another confirmed enterprise customer, with the unit using the Galaxy Tab S4s and S10s for greater collaboration and communication.
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